Saturday, February 02, 2008

Chocolate Chocolate Zucchini Cake

From: Healthy Decadence with Devin Alexander on Fit TV

Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
2 1/2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspooon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9x13x2 inch glass dish or cake pan with non-stick spray.

In a medium cup , stir together the milk and the vinegar.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt into a medium bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with beaters, mix the egg whites with the sugar on low speed until they are well combined. Beat in the yogurt, vanilla and milk mixture until they are just thoroughly blended.

Gradually add the sifted flour mixture, stirring it until it is blended. Then using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix in the zucchini until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out dry (a few crumbs are okay). Remove the cake to a cooling rack. Allow it to cool for at least 30 minutes and cut it into 24 equal pieces. Serve immediately or store in an airtight plastic container in the refigerator for up to 2 days. Makes 24 servings.

3 points per serving


Angela said...

I'm really happy I tried this recipe! It is VERY moist and chewy (almost more like a cake-like brownie). You can't taste the zucchini at all and I wouldn't know it were in there if I hadn't baked this myself.

One thing that I don't love about it is the cinnamon and cloves in it. From the full-fat recipes I have seen, it is common to put those spices in the cake. It tastes more like a spice cake right now (which is not bad). Next time I make it I will end up leaving out the cinnamon and cloves.

One more thing...I only used 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for the topping, which was more than enough.

Candy said...

Okay Angela, you had to have been thinking of me when you ate this, right? Ha!
Miss you!! Call me soon. I don't think I talked to you this week. Have a great rest of the weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't this cake the best? If you like this recipe, you should definitely check out Chef Devin Alexander's newest book, "The Most Decadent Diet Ever," which comes out in April!

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